With no guests to distract attention, the Fine Arts Quartet concert provided an opportunity to appreciate UW-Milwaukee’s resident ensemble just for itself. Cellist Robert Cohen, who formally joined earlier this year, radiates his pleasure with ensemble work and adds energy to the group, which also comprises violinist Ralph Evans, second violinist Efim Boico and violist Nicolò Eugelmi.
Precise, structured playing distinguishes the Fine Arts Quartet. Sunday, these qualities came through most obviously in their interpretation of Haydn, but also were evident in more contemporary music, which required frequent changes in color, tempo and intensity.
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